Heriot watt University online application

By | 15th June 2017

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Heriot watt University online application


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Welcome to Heriot-Watt University’s online application service.If you are applying to our Malaysia campus please go HERE to apply. Applicants to all other campuses should read the information below.

We would recommend that you refer to our Guidance Notes (see Help link at top of screen) to help you complete the form. You do not have to complete the application in one session. You can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.

Information If you are a new user you will need to register first. Please select the First time user account creation link. If you are a returning user enter the Login ID and PIN you chose when you started your first application and then select Login.
Your Login ID is up to 9 letters or numbers long. Your PIN must be 6 numbers
As part of the process you can upload documents in support of your application now or at a later date.

After submitting your application you can view a summary of your applications by logging back into your account.

Action Alert All correspondence will be sent to the correspondence address you give in the application. (If this address changes please notify us immediately)

Heriot watt University online application

Application form

You can apply for all postgraduate programmes (except Edinburgh Business School programmes) using our online application form.


You must create an account to use the online application form. You don’t have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.

Edinburgh Business School applicants

You can apply for Edinburgh Business School programmes through the Edinburgh Business School website.

Supporting documents

In order for us to assess your suitability for the programme you have applied for, you need to submit various supporting documents. You can view the documents you are required to submit and upload them by logging into your application account.

You may delay an offer being made to you if you do not submit your supporting documents as soon as you can.

When to apply

There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications (except for the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society’s distance learning programmes); we accept them right up until the beginning of term. However, if you are applying for a popular programme, it is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as you can so that you have the best chance of getting a place.

You should also bear in mind that in order to secure accommodation on campus you must have received and accepted your offer and submitted your accommodation requirements by the deadline (usually mid-August).

How we process your application

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The response that you receive from the School will be either:

  • an unconditional offer
  • a conditional offer (further supporting documentation will be required, such as a copy of your degree certificate if you had not completed your degree when you first submitted your application)
  • regretfully, a decision to reject your application
Responding to an offer

You will be able to view our decision by logging into your application account.  If you receive an offer, please respond to it as soon as possible.

Once you have accepted your place you will be sent a confirmation letter, which you may use to help you obtain an entry visa to the UK (if you need one) or to obtain funding for your studies.

Information about how to register in September will be available during the summer.

Overseas offer holders

We operate a tuition fee advance instalment payment, which means that you can secure your place at Heriot-Watt University by paying the first instalment of your first year’s tuition fees. This payment will mainly apply to overseas or self-financing postgraduate students.

If you wish to study for a postgraduate award and are able to demonstrate that your tuition fees will be paid for by a third party (a sponsoring company or government agency, for example), you can be exempted from paying the advance instalment at the discretion of your School.